Fox Sports activities to stream boxing card in VR this weekend
Digital actuality is not solely taking root in gaming and films, it is hitting the world of sports activities, too. This weekend, Fox Sports activities will broadcast its Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) protection in VR with the assistance of NextVR. The community says NextVR will set up “a number of cameras” across the ring space to provide “struggle followers the most effective seat in the home.” In fact, that seat is in your front room. Along with the visuals, Fox will supply commentary and match stats on the VR stream. NextVR has teamed up with the broadcaster earlier than, with protection of a NASCAR race and golf’s US Open final yr.
Whereas Fox says that is the primary North American boxing card to be broadcast reside in VR, it isn’t the primary time this has been completed worldwide. Simply final weekend, they Hayemaker 360 Android app offered digital actuality protection of David “Hayemaker” Haye vs. Mark “The Dominator” de Mori stay from the UK. Viewers of that occasion wanted solely Google Cardboard to get in on the motion. You will want a Samsung Gear VR headset to observe Saturday at 8PM ET, although, and the stream might be out there via the NextVR app.